A plea to my medievalist readers, in particular
I promise to get back to the responses in that last post (which have been exceptionally helpful already, by the way). And I need to write a quick update on this week, during which some reasonably interesting and/or important things happened. And I've got some essays brewing in my head about things like movement, gender, and martial arts. And I've been re-thinking the blog for months now, planning to overhaul it and write a sort of mission statement.
But that stuff has to wait, for now. Because I have craploads of things to do with the rest of the day: Mondays and Fridays, especially, are my big writing days for the prospectus.
Now, usually, I avoid writing about My Work (TM), because it tends to infringe on the whole anonymity gestalt. But I'm about to go out of my head trying to find something which I (a) really ought to just know anyway and (b) think I have down on paper somewhere, but can't find.
So: here it is. I know that the medieval English Parliamentary Rolls and Statutes of the Realm have been published, but I'll be damned if I can find enough biblographic information on them to actually track down copies. Neither a constellation of library catalog searches or a flurry of Internets-based attempts has uncovered what I need.
Can anybody help me out with this?